On November 21, during a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, a driver bumped into several protesters, killing several people and injuring at least 20 people
WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Several witnesses came forward describing the horror that happened on Sunday evening, November 21, when a driver pushed into several demonstrators, killing five people and injuring over 40 during a Christmas parade in Wisconsin. According to Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson, the “suspicious vehicle” was recovered after a so-called mass accident. Investigators now have a “person of interest”.
The person in custody was identified as Darrell Edward Brooks Jr., who was found by police with the key to a Ford vehicle. The 39-year-old happens to be a professional criminal and rapper who goes under the stage name MathBoi Fly. A red SUV, similar to the one that plowed into the Waukesha parade, can be seen in one of his music videos.
What do witnesses say?
Videos of the horrific incident, which went viral on social media, show a red Ford Escape speeding through white barricades before racing down the street towards a high school marching band. The car drove through the middle of the parade as screams filled the air, ran over people, and drove away as the crowd dispersed. “As we walked back between the buildings, we saw an SUV crossover just hit the gas and just race down the parade route at full speed,” Councilor Angelito Tenorio, who had just finished the march, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And then we heard a loud bang and only deafening screams and screams from people being hit by the vehicle. And then, and then we saw people run away or stop crying, and there were people on the ground who looked like they’d been hit by the vehicle. “
Melinda Schultz, 33, of Waukesha was watching the parade with her family and friends when they saw a car hurtling towards the crowd. “We just saw a red vehicle speeding down the street while the parade was going on,” Schultz told the New York Post. “We thought it might be an unmarked cop or something. Suddenly we realized that this was not the case. People started yelling ‘moved, moved, moved’ to get people out of the way. “
A 36-year-old kindergarten teacher who wanted to remain anonymous was watching the parade with her mother from the window of her apartment building when she saw the tragedy. “I ran downstairs and there were just kids on the floor and everyone was freaking out,” said the woman. “Everyone was screaming and crying … it happened so quickly.”
A member of the Waukesha school district said his daughter’s dance team was hit by the car. “There were pompoms and shoes and hot chocolate was spilled all over the place. I had to go from one wrinkled body to another to find my daughter, ”Corey Montiho told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “My wife and my two daughters were almost hit. Please pray for everyone. Please pray. “
Bradyden Kowalski, 19, a native of Waukesha, said he watched helplessly as bodies were blown up. “He just blows through people, just rings through a lot of people, corpses fly everywhere,” Kowalski told Fox News. “These people were not run over, they were thrown through the air. As if a lot of people were thrown into the air. ”Kowalski said that after the incident, his mother hurried to help the injured. “You could see the fragments of brains,” he said. “There were quite a few people with broken limbs, like a lot of broken legs, a lot of people who yelled with broken legs. It was horrific. ”“ This is the most peaceful loving city. Everyone is so kind. I know people say, ‘You would never expect that here’, but this is one of those cities. You never thought this would happen, “he added.
Jordan Woynilko from Wilwaukee stepped out of a pub when he heard people crying and shouting on the spot. He shared a video on Twitter showing dead bodies scattered on the street as others rushed to their aid. “It was horrific when we walked, and when we turned off the main street to walk a few blocks to the car, cops came around the corner. We assume they are looking for the guy,” said he “There were mothers and fathers calling for their children, people running around. When I watched the video again, I could hear people talking and they said, ‘Eight people are injured down there. We need an ambulance here . ‘ A lady kneels on the floor and cries. “
“This is an unspeakable tragedy that affects all of us as we work to overcome two extremely challenging years and resume our cherished vacation traditions,” Waukesha district manager Paul Farrow said in a statement. “I had just taken part in the parade with my wife when I noticed police sirens. Shortly afterwards, I learned that a vehicle drove through the parade route and injured many people. Please pray for our church tonight after the terrible events of the Waukesha Christmas Parade. “Farrow said the case is being investigated.